The Valentine's Day Carnival is an annual carnival held by Bikini Bottom on Valentine's Day. It first appears in "Valentine's Day" and also appears in "To Love a Patty" and "Breath of Fresh Squidward." It is near Mount Climb-up-and-Fall-off and is only held on Valentine's Day.

It is held on the pier at Goo Lagoon.

Role in series

"Valentine's Day"

SpongeBob takes Patrick to this carnival to surprise him with the gift he and Sandy made for him: a chocolate balloon. However, a group of chocolate-eating scallops start going after the balloon and Sandy has to delay her arrival. As a result, Patrick's Valentine's Day gift is limited to a handshake from SpongeBob.

Jealous from all the gifts SpongeBob gave to various people, Patrick goes on a rampage at the carnival and performs several villainous acts like ripping the costume off the heart man, attempting to demolish a ride, and stealing a little girl's heart-shaped lollipop and eating it.

However, he does not cause any serious destruction to the property and eventually ends his rampage once Sandy arrives with his real gift, the balloon. He then takes a bite out of it and splatters chocolate all over the carnival, selflessly telling SpongeBob that he did not have to get him a Valentine's Day gift.

"To Love a Patty"

SpongeBob takes Patty to the carnival during the montage of the song "I Can't Keep My Eyes Off of You."

"Breath of Fresh Squidward"

It makes a cameo appearance in this episode, where Squidward is shown riding on the Ferris wheel at it with SpongeBob and Patrick after becoming nice.


  • Buddy Bounce
  • Ferris wheel
  • Fun house
  • Heart-a-Whirl
  • Kiddie rides
  • Madam Fishy Fortune Teller & Toss-A-Clam
  • Roller coaster
  • Swing ride


  • Cotton candy
  • Valentine's cards and gifts
  • Balloons
  • Valentine's lollipops
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